TransMeridian Airlines

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TransMeridian Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
T9 TRZ Trans Meridian
Founded 1995
Ceased operations 29 September 2005
Hubs Orlando Sanford International Airport
Fleet size 11 (At time of Closure)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
TransMeridian Airlines Boeing 757-200, Port of Spain, 2003

TransMeridian Airlines was an Atlanta, Georgia based charter airline, operating under U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121. It ceased all operations on September 29, 2005, after negotiations with creditors to restructure its debt failed.


The scheduled charter airline was founded in 1995. TransMeridian originally flew on behalf of the nation’s largest tour operators from the upper Midwest and Northeast to points in the Caribbean and Mexico, but later expanded to operate its own branded scheduled charter service with an additional focus on Florida destinations. At its peak, it had 7 Boeing 727s, 11 Airbus A320, 7 Boeing 757 and 7 MD-80 aircraft in service.

Over its 10-year history, TransMeridian had safely carried well over one million passengers to over 150 destinations primarily within the United States, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.

At the time of its closing, TransMeridian operated a domestic hub operation from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) with service to Syracuse, NY, Rockford, IL, Allentown, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Toledo, OH, Belleville, IL, Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH and Las Vegas, NV. International TMA destinations included Liberia, Costa Rica; Aruba; Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and San Juan and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

In 2004, Senator John Kerry used a chartered Boeing 757 from TransMeridian for his 2004 presidential campaign. [1]

The airline declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy on 29 September 2005 and ceased all operations.


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